Located in inner city Sydney, New South Wales, Potts Point is situated some3 km east of the Sydney CBD; Potts Point is east of Woolloomooloo, west of Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay and north of Darlinghurst: Together Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay are colloquially known as Kings Cross.
The area of Potts Point was originally granted to Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay and was called Woolloomooloo Hill, then renamed when bank accountant Joseph Potts took over 6.5 acres of the waterside land. By the 1890s Potts Point was one of Sydney's fashionable suburbs and known for substantial homes set in spacious grounds. The rich 19th century architecture was married with the high Art Deco architecture in the 1930's and 1940's when apartment buildings in the area made Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay the area with the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in Australia. Caversham Court, built in 1939 in Billyard Avenue for instance has an exquisite column of round rooms. By the 1940's, the Kings Cross area had deteriorated to become the 'anything goes' area of Sydney, colloquially called The Cross. Tighter policing at the end of the 20th century saw Kings Cross revert to become a' bit naughty' or Bohemian.
Now Potts Point is again one the most desirable suburbs of inner Sydney; with unique shops, buzzy restaurants and cafes, Potts Point is easily accessible to all things Sydney: the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Botanical Gardens, the casino, nightclubs and bars.